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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Ok this will be my 3rd, time going to Fontana DMV for my CDL grrrrr I passed air brakes last time BUT the girl didnt like the air gauges readings, 99 psi for governor cut in, so was an "equipment failure" not mine! woot hahaha Last week a guy had to fix a trailer brake light that came unplugged, they gave him 15 minutes, good thing he fixed it or He'd be back, but he passed road after, all good for him....

Am so tired of this process there lol luck of the draw on examiner you get. She had me try repeating the process to no avail, the gauges suck 115 psi is max air and 99 to get governor to cut back in. Told school owner maybe replace the dang gov. duhhh

It is what it is, I should be fine. Lord knows I got the parking manuevers down pretty much. Know I will get a straight back and an off-set, 3rd is either the parallel, or alley dock....I'd prefer alley dock over a parallel, but can do either....Now for the clutch to work better LOL

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Third times a charm! Good luck Stevo. May the Force be with you.

PackRat's Comment
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Turtle's Comment
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Good luck Steve, you got this.

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Rob T.'s Comment
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That's weird to me they'd fail you on pretrip for equipment failure. Our state test was more just reciting a memorized speech while pointing in the general direction of the part. If governor wasnt operating correctly we just needed to say something like "it cut out at 115 PSI it FAILED". They would have allowed us to do pretrip and skills but not the road test in faulty equipment. For those considering a career this is one of the many reasons Paid CDL Training Programs are a great thing. Let us know how it goesgood-luck.gif

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick S.'s Comment
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That's weird to me they'd fail you on pretrip for equipment failure. Our state test was more just reciting a memorized speech while pointing in the general direction of the part. If governor wasnt operating correctly we just needed to say something like "it cut out at 115 PSI it FAILED". They would have allowed us to do pretrip and skills but not the road test in faulty equipment. For those considering a career this is one of the many reasons Paid CDL Training Programs are a great thing. Let us know how it goesgood-luck.gif

I would think - if the equipment failed - you couldn't do a road test in it. If it was something you would take a hit (or an OOS) at a roadside or weight station - can the examiner really take you out on the road with that vehicle? And if 99PSI was a failure and the person being tested didn't identify it to be - then that's a FAIL.

Weird the way some states (and examiners) test. Typically - it's pre-trip first (to ensure the truck is safe to test in, and test the ability to pre-trip), then yard skills (backing, dock, etc.), then road skills. Each segment is supposed to be tested and scored separately - so if you pass the pre-trip and yard, but fail the road skills - you only have to re-take the road skills.

At any rate - best of luck Stevo.

Rick

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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For us the instructor went out and did a real pretrial before the examiner got there. Then we just sat in the cab with the examiner and they would ask us about X and we would tell them about X, the better you do the less you had to cover. If they asked you to perform a brake test, or to get out and show them what part you are talking about it was a bad sign.

Good luck Stevo!

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Good luck Stevo. You've got this. Kick a**

Raptor

Marc Lee's Comment
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YOU GOT THIS STEVO!

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Jim S.'s Comment
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Which school did you attend? Fontana is big on parallel parking. They also like to ask “what did that roadside sign read.” If they ask, and you didn’t actually see it, just say “truck route.” That is a very common sign on their test route. Also, for the governor cut in test, waiting longer in between brake pumps might help. Good luck.

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